The Cad & Dad

This is how I imagined the character of Cary Lancaster.

For some reason this year I’ve been binging on old movies, which is how I came up with the name Cary Lancaster. Two of my favorite actors are Burt Lancaster and Cary Grant, so I put the two names together. The other character, Thatcher Atticus Fuller, is loosely based on yours truly. The name came about after rereading To Kill A Mockingbird, one of my favorite books.

Me, proud to be in my 50s.

I love romance, or I wouldn’t write it. But, I was tired of most romance novels being about young guys in their 20s and 30s. You may not believe it, but guys my age also date, fall in love, and well, I’ll leave the rest to your imagination. The reason for writing The Cad & Dad was so I could read about men my age falling in love. I must say, it’s one of my favorites.

The Cast of Designing Women

Since the novel is set in the American South, I binged on the 80s series Designing Women. My favorite character on the show was Charlene, played by the wonderful actress Jean Smart. She’s the inspiration for Thatch’s smart ass sister Celia Mae. When Celia Mae speaks, it’s Charlene’s voice I hear.

I hope everyone who reads it laughs out loud, because I certainly did. Currently I’m outlining the third and final book in the Southern Discomfort series. Plus, I already know what the next series is about. I’ll give you a hint- It’s set on the west coast of the USA, where magic is made. You can purchase The Cad & Dad at your favorite store here, or buy it directly from me at my bookstore. Love you readers! Talk to your soon.

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